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A Constraints Led Approach is a coaching methodology that Player Development Project actively promotes. Top PDP contributor, PE Teacher and…

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Dane Coles is arguably one of the world’s best and most dynamic rugby players. In the combative position of hooker,…

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In this excellent interview, PDP Editor, Dave Wright speaks with Head Coach of Team Wellington, Jose Manuel Figueira. Jose discusses…

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The Big Idea  Essentially, this publication is a position paper.  The topic of the paper is the development of sport…

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Game management and understanding how to control a match are important elements for young players learning any sport. So how…

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